Press Release: ‘Our Heritage’ NGO fully supports Ethiopian community in its just struggle for equal rights and dignity.
‘Our Heritage’ expresses its full support of the Ethiopian community in its just struggle for equal rights and dignity. Widespread racism, structural discrimination and police violence should not be part of civilized, democratic society. We, immigrants from FSU, who having been subjected to decades of discrimination on national and religious basis, advocate full equality for all citizens of Israel. We believe that democratic state must protect the principle of equal citizenship and respect its citizens’ human dignity. That is why we consider Ethiopian community’s struggle against structured discrimination as just and we stand up with them in their aspiration to achieve full equality and integration.
‘Our Heritage’ was founded by the Russian speaking Israelis who cherish democracy, pluralism and peace. We fight against racism and discrimination of the members of Russian speaking community, as well as against racial stereotyping within our own community. In the framework of our membership in the Coalition against Racism we cooperate with organisations representing Arab sector, Mizrahi, Ethiopian and Reform Jewish communities. Together we aspire to create a better, more democratic more equal society in Israel.